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Bugs



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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 12 2:16 pm    Post subject: Bike shops, probly in Devon?  Reply with quote    

I wish to buy a new bicycling machine. Possibly, I believe, one known as a hybrid. Lighter than a mountain bike but sturdy enough for the occasional bridle path, all very Famous Five. For fair-weather pootling, not commuting and shouting at buses.

Any recommendations of a good place west of Somerset where, for preference, I might be able to sit on a few and possibly get some advice from a grown-up?

sean
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 12 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We got ours from this lot. They're helpful, don't sneer at you if you don't want to spend thousands and will let you ride the bikes.

Bugs



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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 12 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That sounds exactly what I'm after. I could even go there on the bus - get me, re-moding.

sean
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 12 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You could ride it home if you felt really keen. Two re-modes in one day.

bigpaul



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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 12 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Depends on how much you want to pay, just bought 2 Claude Butler hybrid bikes for 190 each from www.devoncyclehire.co.uk

Bugs



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 12 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sorry, missed the last reply - I'm looking to pay less than 200 (it's the first time I've ever bought a *new* bike) but have gritted my teeth and budgeted up to 300.

I went to that lot suggested by Sean today and they were indeed very nice and helpful and not patronising or pointy and laughy. I also steeled myself to Barnstaple's industrial heartland and went to these people and they were also very nice and helpful and not patronising or pointy and laughy.

Now I just have to decide on which of their recommendations to follow for which I am going to try a new thread.

Nicky Colour it green



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Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 12 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

partridges ?

Bugs



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 12 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks - might be useful for some friends & relatives down that way.

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